Jewelers’ fundraising to benefit hospital center
The Healthy Lifestyles Center at the Children’s Hospital of Richmond at Virginia Commonwealth University (VCU) will receive $10,425 thanks to a dozen Richmond jewelers who raised money for the center via a raffle.
21 sales tips for the holidays
The holiday shopping season is almost halfway over, but there’s still time to make sure the store’s staff and setup is doing everything possible to maximize sales.
Weekend storm slows sales for some
The winter storm dubbed Dion has been making its way across the country since late last week, dumping a mix of snow and ice on a number of states and interfering with any shopping that wasn’t taking place online.
In-store traffic down 4 percent over the weekend
ShopperTrak, a firm that has devices installed in stores to count the number of people coming in, said retail foot traffic declined 4 percent year-over-year this past weekend, a drop-off attributable to the Internet.
De Beers’ Forevermark expands into Australia
Australian jewelry retailer Mazzucchelli’s is now an exclusive authorized jeweler of De Beers’ Forevermark brand in central, southern and western Australia and in the country’s most densely populated state, Victoria.
Parties mum on alleged John Hardy sale
None of the firms allegedly jostling to buy John Hardy are commenting on the reported deal, which values the jewelry brand at $100 to $140 million.
Supreme Court stays out of Internet tax debate
The U.S. Supreme Court has declined to hear a case from Amazon.com Inc. that challenges a New York law requiring the company to collect sales tax in the state, Bloomberg News reported Monday.
Supplier News: New catalogs released
A few design and manufacturing companies have rolled out catalogs in time for the holiday season, including Kameleon Jewelry and Charles Garnier Paris.
NRF: Slightly more people hit stores, spend less
The total number of unique shoppers over the holiday weekend--counting Black Friday, Saturday and Sunday as well as Thanksgiving Day--was up 1 percent year-over-year while the average spend per shopper fell 4 percent, National Retail Federation (NRF) data shows.